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JOHN CONNELL
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John Connell at work. circ 1967

John Connell was born in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1940. He died in 2009 in Mariaville, Maine.

 

Museums and Public Collections

The Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, New York
Amon Carter Museum, Forth Worth, Texas
The Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, Texas
Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas
Bates Museum of Art, Lewiston, Maine
The Harwood Museum, Taos, New Mexico
The Hess Collection, Napa Valley, California
Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, West Virginia
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manhattan, New York
Mobile Museum of Art, Alabama
Museum of Albuquerque, Albuquerque, NM
Museum of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona
Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, NM
Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Scottsdale, Arizona
University of Arizona Museum, Tucson, Arizona
University Art Museum, Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

Selected Exhibitions 1962 - 2009

2009 John Connell, The Hess Collection, Napa, CA
2008 Works on Paper, The Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY
2007 BalgristArt, Uniklinik Balgrist, Zürich, Switzerland
2006 70' In Rocks and Trees and Studies for Rice, Dwight Hackett Projects,Santa Fe, NM
2005 Back, Phil Space, Santa Fe, NM
2005 Paintings and Sculptures, The Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY
2003 New American Drawings, Fred R. Kline Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2002 The Season Up North, Linda Durham Contemporary Art, New York
2000 Jataka Tales, Ernesto Mayans Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1999 John Connell, Bareiss Gallery, Taos, NM
1998 Buddhas, El Zocolo Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1997 Spring (Pt.2), Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
1997 John Connell, University Art Museum, Albuquerque, NM
1996 Spring, Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
1995 Where is She Hiding Now?, Dave Rettig Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
1994 The Raft Project, Scottsdale Center for the Arts, AZ
1994 Casting Ideas, The College of Santa Fe, NM
1994 John Connell, The Governor's Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1993 The Human Factor, Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM
1993 Works, Linda Durham Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1992 Grandmother, Linda Durham Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1992 Playing with Papa, Cloud Cliff Art Space, Santa Fe, NM
1992 Works, Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM
1991 Buddhas and Cold Weather Bums, Cloud Cliff Art Space, Santa Fe, NM
1991 Heart Night, Linda Durham Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1991 The Kwan-Yin Lake Pavilion, The Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC
1991 Kwan-Yin Working, Linda Durham Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1991 The Raft Project, University Art Gallery, Las Cruces, NM
1991 The Kwan-Yin Lake Pavilion, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
1990 The Kwan-Yin Lake Pavilion, Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA
1990 The Kwan-Yin Lake Pavilion, Pratt Institute, Brooklyin, NY
1990 Menagerie, Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM
1990 Why do I still Have Eyes?, Linda Durham Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1990 Crane Bob and the Ornithology Maiden, Kansas City Arts Institute, Kansas City, MO
1990 The Raft Project, Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM
1989 The Raft Project, Blue Star Art Space, San Antonio, TX
1989 Bird Room, Linda Durham Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1989 For the Birds, Janus Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1988 Part VIII: The Construction of Kwan-Yin Lake, Linda Durham Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1988 Sinerota the Gardner, Roswell Museum & Arts Center, Roswell, NM
1987 23 Waterbirds, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
1987 Big Drawings, Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM
1987 Gone Fishing, Graham Modern, New York, NY
1987 Kwan-Yin’s Winter Garden, Linda Durham Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1986 The Baby Room, Linda Durham Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1986 Part VI: The Construction of Kwan-Yin Lake,Linda Durham Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1986 Part V: The Construction of Kwan-Yin Lake, Raymond Johnson Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
1986 Part IV: The Construction of Kwan-Yin Lake,Conlon-Grenfell Gallery, San Diego, CA
1985 Works on Paper, San Antonio Museum, San Antonio, TX
1985 Part III: The Construction of Kwan-Yin Lake, Bareiss Gallery, Taos, NM
1984 Part II: The Construction of Kwan-Yin Lake,Linda Durham Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1984 Part I: The Construction of Kwan-Yin Lake, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
1983 This Room is Called Dear Morton and Dear Judy and DearTheodore, Eason Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1983 The Tunnel of Ghosts, Armory for the Arts, Santa Fe, NM
1981 Art in Public Places, Davis, CA
1980 Art in Public Places, Davis, CA
1979 Bucolic Plasters and Works on Paper, Davis Art Center, Davis, CA
1978 The Last Tortoise of Pinta Island, Hill’s Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1978 Theodore Martinez, Kress Gallery, Taos, NM
1977 Green-Backed Monkey, Kress-Sonora Gallery, Taos, NM
1977 Buddha Fishing for the Unseen, Clarke-Benson Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1977 The Death of Crazy Horse, Hill's Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1976 New Talent, Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY
1976 Marsh, Bob Tomlinson Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
1972 Soutwest Biennial, Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM
1963 John Connell, Aegis Gallery, New York, NY
1962 One Lad Show, One Flight Up Gallery, New York, NY

 

Awards and Grants

1986 Inter-Arts Program Grant, National Endowment for the Arts
        for “The Construction of Kwan-Yin Lake”

1985 and 1986 New Mexico Arts Division or “The Construction of Kwan-Yin Lake”

1984 Max Finstein Memorial Award 1980 Davis Civic Arts Commission for “Art in Public Places”